Monday, February 1, 2021
The Socialist Correspondent invites you to an analysis and discussion meeting Sunday 7th March at 2.00pm: THE END OF THE UNIPOLAR US ORDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST Power is shifting in the Middle East – the region where so many of the world’s fault-lines meet. While the Syrian war subsides, the war in Yemen continues and the threat of war against Iran grows. Russia has re-asserted itself militarily and China is involved economically – both countering a weaker but increasingly dangerous, USA. As US hegemony begins to wane, the rival regional players are staking their claims. How will Biden try to use these expansionist powers in America’s interest? Simon Korner examines the complex situation Chair Frieda Park You are invited to a Zoom Meeting. When: Mar 7, 2021 02.00PM London Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuyqqTItH9xKr5bXN8_xt-VyKGwGCLpg After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic continues to demonstrate the inability of capitalism to deliver for people. The more neo-liberal and parasitic countries are then the worse they have done. Trump's handling of the crisis has been catastrophic for Americans, but whatever damage it does, the United States remains the world's hegemonic superpower. It is now, however, facing conflicts with other capitalist powers over their different strategic interests. Above all the US has decided to ramp up tensions with China as it seeks to prevent it challenging its global dominance.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Iran has become the number one enemy of the West due to its central role in the growing resistance to its interference in the region. The assassination of General Soleimani by the United States was a dangerously provocative act. The risk of another war has been heightened. As well as Iran other countries are becoming more assertive such as Russia and Turkey.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The United States failure to achieve regime change in Syria has led to a shifting power dynamic in the Middle East. Russia, Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have become more assertive and alliances between them have changed in ways which do not serve US interests. The US sees Iran's emergence as regional power as a particular threat to its own position as well as to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has carefully targeted its campaigns to highlight Israeli injustice against the Palestinian people. One measure of its success is the Israeli response which, while trying to close the campaign down, in fact only draws further attention to Israeli actions.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Psychotherapist, Rachel Young, reports on her visit to Israel-Palestine in 2018. She looks at how Palestinians are systematically dehumanised and traumatised by the Israeli government and armed forces. She found out the strategies they have developed to survive and considers the negative impact on Israelis of their involvement in this oppression and denial of Palestinian rights.
Friday, February 8, 2019
The NATO war in Afghanistan has been a disaster. An 18 point plan sets out an alternative path to a peaceful future for the country.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party have now been exposed as a cover for those who wish to defend Israel and promote a right-wing agenda. In response to the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance examples by the Party we should turn the argument round and ask Israel's supporters how can they justify its actions and what language would the use to describe them.